Living with Nyarlko can tire you out.
No episode of Nyarlko this week, but we have Episode 6 from last week to talk about! Last we discussed, Kuuko is trying to convince Kuune that she is engaged to Mahiro, much to the unhappiness of, well, everyone. So come with me and Fosh and see how that’s turning out!
Welcome back to more Haiyore! Nyaruko-san on Metanorn with me and Highway! Soooo what is going on this time in this hilarious series lately? It seems to be more of the same lately for me, but thankfully with the addition of Kuko’s cousin joining the cast which seems to have added some much needed excitement to the series for me! Anyway I hope you enjoy the review.
It’s like they don’t trust them…
Mahiro and Kuuko can’t catch a break. While their act isn’t enough to convince Kuune that they’re lovers, it’s more than Nyarlko can take, and we end up following everyone on a date to prove that they are really engaged. The only one who’s taking it at face value is Mahiro’s mom, and she spends the whole episode reminiscing to Hastur and Shanta about her engagement to Mahiro’s dad. And I have to give Kuuko credit, she’s actually pretty cute on this date. It really seems like her feelings that were exposed at the end of the last episode are building, that she ‘doesn’t dislike the boy’.
Crying Nyarlko is so moe
Nyarlko just can’t handle it, tho. First she tries to get Mahiro to stop pretending on his date with Kuuko, and when that doesn’t work, she confronts him in his room. She’s even losing her confidence that she can even win Mahiro, even though she loves him (and is the main heroine, so she’s supposed to win). And even though her sadness moves Mahiro to be nice to her, he still doesn’t know how he really feels about her. The biggest problem is still the same one: She doesn’t have a variable control. She’s all on or all off. And even the littlest bit of capitulation on Mahiro’s part, saying that he doesn’t hate her, brings her back to declaring that he’s acknowledged her love. If she’d only tone it down just the littlest bit!
Nyarlko Reference Corner
Somebody’s not getting what they want
I think I sound like a broken record when I say “this series is lacking in the anime references department” because it is TRUE! Lately it seems to be a mixture of both Kamen Rider and Cthulu based stories (thanks NyaruReferences again) I almost feel like the producers are trying to move away from the use of anime references, but I love that quick scene with Cthune randomly wearing an eye patch while shouting the line about “Synapse, burst open!” from the popular Chu2koi series! Besides that one we had stuff from Index, Death Note, Space Battleship Yamato and of course more Jojo’s bizarre adventures. So there you have it for episode six and you can kind of see what I mean with the lack of anime references, but I just hope I have stuff to write about as we inch closer to the end.
More Fun with Nyarlko-san!
Not a bad episode this week even though I want more comedic moments and anime references to watch out for; however I think the series is shifting gears and heading for romance developing between Mahiro and Nyarlko and recently a surprise love triangle has appeared that is hinting towards Kuko and Mahiro? Personally I don’t really care all that much for the love aspect of Nyarlko-san because I will always see season one and this current season as comedy instead of romance, but I will say it is a lot of fun watching Mahiro and Nyarlko together, I just want SOMETHING to happen between them soon.
So close and yet so far. While I like the idea that Nyarlko and Mahiro might get together, Nyarlko’s stubbornness in realizing what Mahiro wants – not craziness – is something that’s as likely to push him into Kuuko’s arms as anything else. Meanwhile, Kuuko’s starting to get more and more of those happy smiles, something we’ve never really seen before now. Is she really falling for Mahiro? And what would that do to Nyarlko if she were to openly declare her love for him after Kuune leaves and she doesn’t need to pretend anymore? And I guess that we’re not going to get any more of Tamao after all? There doesn’t really seem to be much room for her in Mahiro’s life, but the only way for there to be would be for her to make the room. Seems like a lot of choices that Mahiro doesn’t want to make.